viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

It's your future

It’s Your Future is a film about getting involved and playing an active part in democracy. Politics affects everyone, especially young people. No matter how disengaged you feel, the only way to make a difference is to take action. For change to begin, you must make your voice heard.

Self-study activity:
Complete the blanks in the transcript with the missing words.

When I was 18, politics seemed boring. I didn't go and vote, I didn't pay attention. I didn't really (1) … at what age people got their pension. That seemed (2) … away. I was just starting out. I really had no interest in what politics was about but I should have. The young are most (3)… . Most 18 to 24s don't care who gets elected, and I'm not surprised. I once felt that way, too. Why vote for a system that doesn't represent you?
Middle-aged, middle-classed, old men in old buildings, too (4) … and too rich to care about the small things, from the same schools and clubs, the same suits and same tailors to the same privileged (5) … with no experience of failures.
When we see them answer questions, a chance they should be seizing, they forget about us and resort to (6) … teasing, like children, taking part in a food fight, wasting words that have power on a false appetite that lies, that only wants first (7) … , that cares less about its people, and more what power buys.
But the government works for you, and this can all be (8) … if you stand up for what you believe in, and do your part to get involved. There is (9) … in your numbers. You are not the minority.
You only feel this way as you've been made a low priority by politicians who are chasing the vote. They won't try and please you if they think there's no (10) … . So prove them all wrong. Prove you have a voice. Do the (11) … and accept you have a choice and vote.  But first, find out the truth. Look at their policies, and how they affect the (12) … .
This world is yours to inherit. It's more your future than theirs. Don't let your life be dictated by the old and billionaires. It's the young that pay (13) … . It's the young that fight the wars. It's the young who need jobs or could end up living outdoors. It's the young who adopt the planet. It's the young who clean up the (14) … . It's the young that care for the old. So why do the young vote less?
You have a say that needs to be respected. People are (15) … for the right to have a leader that's elected.
So register to vote, be a part of democracy. Doing nothing and (16) … is outright hypocrisy. You don't have to be a whisper, your voices are real. You can be the generation that gets a better deal. If you want to make a difference, you have to grow up. Our country's (17) … is decided by those who show up.

1 care
2 ages
3 affected
4 posh
5 upbringings
6 playground
7 prize
8 resolved
9 strength
10 hope
11 unexpected
12 youth
13 tuition
14 mess
15 dying
16 complaining
17 fate